Bewitching Mauritius ticks all the boxes for a tropical escape with dazzling beaches, sparkling lagoons, lush forests and volcanic hills. If that’s not enough to get you packing, there are some surprisingly affordable luxury hotels, fascinating culture, a superb climate and tantalising cuisine all wrapped up with laid-back Creole charm.
For those who seek nothing more than sun, sand and sea there are fabulous beaches island-wide. The greatest concentration are in the north and include the sheltered waters of lively Grand Baie. Watersport enthusiasts will find plenty of options, including sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing and Grand Baie is also the departure point for deep sea fishing trips and boat excursions to nearby islands including Flat Island, Round Island and Serpent Island. There are a great selection of shops and restaurants along with the island's best bars and nightclubs.